Joshua Krenus, Alteri Insurance Brokers
President and CEO
ALTERI INSURANCE BROKERS
For Joshua Krenus, success was in the details. In 2016, Krenus had his own auto detailing company, which gave him the opportunity to meet plenty of successful, well-to-do clients. One of those customers was Colin Brown, the co-founder and COO of Canadian Direct Insurance (CDI). After Brown sold CDI to Intact, Krenus approached Brown about starting an insurance brokerage – and in 2017, Krenus launched what would become Alteri Insurance Brokers.
Krenus bootstrapped the company by selling life and living benefit policies. A year later, Brown joined the board of directors and helped the company transition into a general insurance agency. What started out as a two-person operation has grown quickly.
“Three short years later, I have been recognized as a 30 Under 30 winner, Alteri has grown to a team of 10, and we write millions in premium,” Krenus says. “I couldn’t be more proud.”